Let me start this article with a couple of human examples. To do that I’ll need to ask you a question. What makes the difference between a well behaved child and a child that is out of control? I think most people will agree that training is one of the very important things in that process. Yes simply teaching the child what is acceptable and what is not.Continue reading
Wow, if we as dog trainers knew the answer to that simple question we could all make a fortune. However there are as many ways to train a dog as there are trainers and each trainer has it’s own opinion. It’s is sort of like how do you raise a child? Everybody you talk to does it a little bit different.Continue reading
Do you have a dog that is shy and fearful? You know the dog I am talking about. It will not approach new people and is very fearful in new situations and environments. I understand this type of problem and I also realize how concerned you are about the fact that your dog is suffering. Here are a few things you might want to try to help the situation.Continue reading
You can not possibly imagine the number of times I am asked that same question every week. As a professional dog trainer two-thirds of my business deals with dog aggression of one type or another. This question is always difficult to answer because there are many different types of aggression. In order to answer the question I need to know a lot about the dog so that I can determine what type of aggression we are dealing with.Continue reading
Dog parks have become very popular. They offer your pet the opportunity to bond and socialize with other dogs, which is an important step in his training process. But they also open up a whole new set of rules of etiquette that were never addressed by Emily Post.
The dog park can be a lot of fun for pets and owners alike. But this is true only when proper etiquette is observed. If you are dog-friendly and understand the dog park rules of etiquette, you will have a far more enjoyable experience.
Dogs need proper exercise. Making sure you burn off excess energy can greatly impact the way your pet responds to your training efforts. Here are a variety of ways for dogs to get the exercise they need. Utilize these ideas to get your dog in shape and be able to train a calm, relaxed animal.Continue reading
As a dog trainer that helps people train their problem dog’s one of the things I hear most often with puppies is how do we get the biting to stop. As cute as those little puppies are their teeth are like little tiny razor blades and they hurt. I’m going to teach you a way to eliminate the biting problem without any confrontation.Continue reading
Generally when we are talking about a hyperactive dog we are talking about a puppy or an adolescent dog that hasn’t yet achieved maturity. Just like human children dogs can be very hyperactive when they haven’t been stimulated with lots of exercise. Let’s talk about some of the ways that you can cut down on the hyperactivity of your young dog.Continue reading